What does knob mean?

Definitions for knobnɒb

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word knob.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. knob, boss(noun)

    a circular rounded projection or protuberance

  2. knob(noun)

    a round handle

  3. node, knob, thickening(noun)

    any thickened enlargement

  4. knob, pommel(noun)

    an ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger


  1. knob(Noun)

    A rounded protuberance, handle, or control switch.

  2. knob(Noun)

    A prominent rounded hill.

  3. knob(Noun)

    A rounded ornament on the hilt of an edged weapon; a pommel.

  4. knob(Noun)

    A prominent, rounded bump along a mountain ridge.

  5. knob(Noun)

    A penis.

  6. knob(Noun)

    A contemptible person.

  7. knob(Noun)

    A dollop, an amount just larger than a spoonful (usually referring to butter)

  8. knob(Verb)

    To have sex with.

  9. Origin: From knobbe, from knobbe, knoppe, from knuppô, from gneub-. Cognate with knop, Knopf, knopp, cnoppa. See also knop.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knob(noun)

    a hard protuberance; a hard swelling or rising; a bunch; a lump; as, a knob in the flesh, or on a bone

  2. Knob(noun)

    a knoblike ornament or handle; as, the knob of a lock, door, or drawer

  3. Knob(noun)

    a rounded hill or mountain; as, the Pilot Knob

  4. Knob(noun)

    see Knop

  5. Knob(verb)

    to grow into knobs or bunches; to become knobbed

  6. Origin: [A modification of knop. Cf. Nob.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Knob

    nob, n. a hard protuberance: a hard swelling: a round ball.—adj. Knobbed, containing or set with knobs.—n. Knob′biness.—adj. Knob′by, full of knobs: knotty.—n. Knob′stick (slang), a synonym for a blackleg or scab in trades-union slang. [Knop.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of knob in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of knob in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gallagher:

    Don't you wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence There's one marked 'Brightness,' but it doesn't work.

  2. Tribal Tools ' musical advisor:

    The idea with our founder and CEO was to really change the game a little bit. Instead of controlling sound with turning a knob or a fader, really to move with it and give the audience something they can see and feel.

  3. Jason Day:

    Jordan Spieth was always my hero growing up and watching Jordan Spieth, back then we had antennas and a little turn-knob TV. We only had four or five channels back home. The only time I could get to watch Jordan Spieth was when Jordan Spieth played major championships. And the majority of time Jordan Spieth was playing in those tournaments when Jordan Spieth was in Jordan Spieth peak and Jordan Spieth was dominating.

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